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2020 June Quarter Review

16
Jul 2020

2020 June Quarter Review July 15, 2020 Economic Overview As in the previous quarter, the major theme of the June quarter was COVID-19. In contrast to the punishment investors took in the March quarter, the June quarter provided some relief. Investors saw market rallies that partially countered some of the steep falls of the previous […]

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How did shares perform in FY20 and where to from here?

9
Jul 2020

How did shares perform in FY20 and where to from here? | Ashley Owen | 8 July 2020   At the end of another financial year, this article reviews performance of major investment asset classes over the past few cycles. The 2019-20 financial year was poor across the board for diversified investors as each of the […]

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Media Omission and the market

17
Sep 2019

“The markets haven’t been very good lately,” the investor said with some concern. “Should we be doing something?”   Markets were off their highs. Trump was being Trump. August had been one of those months. Off nearly 5% in a week. Sideways for the next three. A slight upward burst at the end, but the […]

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Optimisim is the only realism

17
Sep 2019

A ‘3% plunge on the Dow Jones Index’ is ‘sparking fear that the US is on the verge of another recession as ‘more than than 60 billion of wealth was burnt’ on the Australian sharemarket. One analyst said there was ‘a plausible scenario in which the U.S. stock market now collapses by another 70%’ and former US Treasury Secretary, Larry […]

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Five Lessons from Goldsky

17
Jul 2019

12 July 2019   Over the weekend, the Australian Financial Review profiled one of the victims (story behind paywall) of the alleged Goldsky ponzi scheme, along with ASIC’s apparent lack of action in shutting Goldsky down before too many unsuspecting investors were drawn in. We briefly wrote about Goldsky last year, highlighting several sportspeople had seemingly been duped […]

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20 lessons is 20 years – Part 15

13
Feb 2019

Why a large weighting in the Resources sector is not suitable for investors looking for consistent dividends and low volatility By Anton Tagliaferro |  29 November 2018 Australia is one of the largest exporters of commodities in the world – we are the largest iron ore producer as well as being one of the largest producers […]

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20 lessons in 20 years – Part 11

6
Nov 2018

The lowest PE stocks are not always the most attractive By Anton Tagliaferro and Michael O’Neill |  26 October 2018 IML’s philosophy has always been to buy stocks with competitive advantage, recurring earnings, capable management at a reasonable price. There are several methods that can be used by investors to assess the attractiveness a company’s share […]

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GFC 10 years on: Time & Patience

30
Oct 2018

OUTSIDE THE FLAGS By Jim Parker, Vice President, Dimensional Fund Advisors October 2018 In Leo Tolstoy’s great novel ‘War and Peace’, a Russian general charged with defeating Napolean and expelling the French from Russian soil argued against rushing into battle, saying the strongest of all warriors were “time and patience”. It’s an observation worth recalling as the […]

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20 lessons in 20 years – Part 10

24
Oct 2018

Don’t overconcentrate your portfolio in bank shares By Michael O’Neill |  19 October 2018 Many Australian investors have long been able to sleep comfortably at night owning large holdings in “blue-chip” Australian bank stocks which have delivered high fully franked dividends and share price appreciation over many years. While Australian bank shares have done well for […]

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Market downturns, like this one, are to be expected

18
Oct 2018

16 October 2018 | Markets and economy It’s been awhile since there’s been a drop in the markets as sharp, broad and sudden as last week’s. A recap of where we stand US markets fell 3.1% (as measured by the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index), on Wednesday, followed by greater declines in Asia. The impact […]

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